- Height / Weight
- 6'1" / 217 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- March 21, 1985 (33)
- 12th Season
- 2007 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 7 (MIN)
Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson will make his home debut in Week 2 against the Indianapolis Colts. He just missed hitting the century mark in rushing yardage last week in Arizona, galloping 96 yards on 26 carries while finding the end zone once. He also added two grabs for 70 yards. It wasn't all great, as he lost a fumble in the game, but fantasy owners cannot complain too vehemently. Peterson looks to have plenty left in the tank, and he is a solid low-end RB2 or DFS option against an Indianapolis Colts rush defense which allowed 101 yards last week against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson is looking to have a big day versus the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1. What Peterson really wants to do is get off to a great start so he can vault into the top 10 on the NFL's all-time rushing list. He needs just 37 yards to surpass past both Marshall Faulk and Jim Brown, currently 12th and 11th respectively, on the list. "God willing, on my first run, I can go ahead and break it," Peterson told Sirius XM NFL Radio. The 33-year-old has accumulated just 601 yards on the ground over the last two seasons combined, although he did have two 100-yard games in 2017. He is expected to receive a heavy workload against a ripe Cardinals defense. Peterson is a solid RB3/flex option in standard-scoring leagues.
Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson carried 11 times for 56 yards in his team debut on Friday night in the preseason loss against the Denver Broncos. His head coach Jay Gruden was happy with the debut. "I was impressed with Adrian, the way he ran," Gruden said. Peterson just signed on Monday and had only two practices and a walk-through under his belt, so the performance was particularly impressive considering his limited knowledge of the playbook. The veteran said he wanted to be the starting tailback in Week 1, and after this performance it doesn't look wise to bet against him. He could still be a decent RB3 or flex fantasy option, and his ADP likely jumped a few rounds after the strong performance.